A NEW golf competition will launch at Lake Karrinyup Country Club next year.
Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett and PGA Tour of Australasia chief executive Brian Thorburn made the world first announcement on Wednesday that a new shortened form of golf, World Super 6, will be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from February 16-19 2017.
World Super 6 Perth has been sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the influential European Tour, which will ensure this world first event will gain worldwide attention.
“There will be a large purse for the event and the very best golfers in the world have already expressed their interest,” Mr Thorburn said.
The game features 54 holes of stroke play before the final 24 players have a final day six hole competition.
“Cricket has Twenty20, rugby union has Rugby7’s, netball has Fast5 and now golf has the World Super 6 Perth, and it begins right here at Lake Karrinyup.”
It is expected that World Super 6 will provide the ideal format for golf at the Olympics, with exciting final day duels highlighting the medal contest.